Twist on Tofu
52 Fresh and Unexpected Vegetarian Recipes, from Tofu Tacos and Quiche to Lasagna, Wings, Fries, and More
by Corinne Trang
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Pub Date 11 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 11 Oct 2022
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC
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Lots of people associate tofu with being a bland, boring food to eat. Twist on Tofu aims to give you recipes that will make you change how you see what you can do with tofu, and how good of a food it actually is.
The recipes are separated into 6 different sections: ‘Starters, Side and Small Plates’, ‘Soups and Salads’, ‘Sandwiches and More’, ‘Baked or Braised’, ‘One-Dish Meals’, and ‘Sweets’. Both the Western and Eastern styles of cooking are catered for in here. Meals that you would more typically associate with tofu like Tofu Veggie Seaweed Roll, Tofu Pea and Mushroom Miso Soup, and Crispy Tofu Salad Rolls; as well as some that you not typically consider, like TLT&A Sandwich (replacing the bacon with tofu), Grilled Tofu Pitta Pocket, and Tofu-Cucmber Raita over Baked Potatoes.
Each recipe is very easy to follow. Not only that, at the beginning of this book, a section is dedicated to the differences between the different tofus, when to use which tofu, different way to cut it up and whether you should drain it or not.
If you are looking for a way to change up how you eat tofu, then I could not recommend this book more.
Wow. I love this cookbook! I have been vegetarian for almost fifteen years and found lots of new ways to try preparing tofu. I have been asked many times in my life how to cook tofu at home and next time I get that question I will just recommend this book. I especially appreciate that most if not all of the recipes are made with really simple ingredients. I find that so many vegetarian cook books have ingredients lists that are full of unfamiliar, expensive ingredients. This book keeps it simple while also sharing a diverse collection of recipes. Love it.
In August of 2020, after years of a reoccurring health concern and yet another trip to the ER, my triage nurse said "Maybe your system just cannot process animals very well." Like many humans surviving on the SAD (Standard American Diet) I asked the go to question, "If you do not eat animal products, where do you get your protein?" Her response, "the same place gorillas, elephants, and hippos get it." This conversation changed my and my husbands life and created a need to relearn how to prepare and eat food.
Tofu is not a food that either of us grew up being introduced to and we were those people that made the 'ew' face when it came to this weird looking thing masquerading as food.
Tofu is now a primary staple in our food plan, the problem is we have no idea how to work with it! We have attempted a few things, but mostly end up getting take out from pros that know what they are doing. Corinne Trang's Twist on Tofu has taken this amazing medium and made it accessible and doable to the home cook that may not have as much exposure to this versatile ingredient. This is a cookbook that I will be using over and over again!
Thank you NetGalley and Storey Publishing for the ARC of the book in exchange for an honest review.
As a vegetarian, tofu has become the centre piece of my diet and Twist on Tofu is a great addition to my recipe repertoire. The different cuisine styles allow for great diversity of choice, which is sure to suite a wide range of readers.
The book itself is very nicely sectioned, each chapter is divided by a cover that introduces the section. Moreover, the introductory chapter provides the reader with information that makes you feel more self-confident in your future culinary endeavours. I really appreciated the fact that serves were indicated. Often times, recipe books do not make it obvious for how many people the dish will serve, which results in having too much food or having to cook the meal again.
All in all, a Twist on Tofu is a grade guide to tofu and beginner friendly. I will be recommending the book to all my tofu sceptical friends.
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